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live from studio 46, this is cbs2 news this morning. it is 4:30, 45 degrees on this monday december 7th. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. we have traffic and weather or not 2s. >> a toll hike in effect for all port authority crossings. >> reporter: you see the sign right here behind me announcing those increasings that took effect sunday morning. all of this just in time or the holidays affecting all drivers who cross through port authority crossings. >> drivers now having to dig a
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to get across port authority bridges and tunnels. those who use easy pass have to dish out an additional $0.75. that means 12.50 during peak hours, 10.50 in offpeak and cash drivers have to pay $15. it's a series of five toll hikes that took effect on sunday. >> we're to a point where they should be voted out of office. >> truckers also forking over more. a 5-axle rig paying $105. a 6-axle rolling out 126 bucks. >> there's a lot of people up there using a lot of money for services that are not going back to us. >> the hikes will be used for replacing suspension ropes in the george washington bridge, raising the bayonne bridge. the effect on trucking
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down effect on others who don't even use the port authority crossings. >> those costs will get accumulated by the trucking companies or the truckers who incur them and then they'll go into their prices. >> reporter: port authority officials tell us they don't anticipate any additional hikes in the near future. reporting live, janelle burrell cbs2. traffic and weather on the 2s. good morning on this monday. >> lisa, weather is going to cooperate over the next few days unless you own a snowplow. folks that want some snow none of that this week. numbers are going to be above normal. 45, that's one of the warmer readings in the city. a lot of folks in the 30s. another development in the last hour or so. we've had a little bit of fog start to fill in in the cool pockets. you know, clouds will give way to some sun. we had talked about the possibility of some rain
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looks like the odds of that lower. very minimal rain chance. numbers are going to be too warm for snow. mid-50s today, a little cooler for your day tomorrow. we're all going broke this morning getting around. what else do we have to deal with. >> tell me about it. if you are traveling in dobbs ferry the sawmill is closed southbound. this is at ashford avenue. if you stick with the thruway it's going to be a smoother road. in elizabeth we have a water main break. it has a lane blocked on the southbound side of route 9 at mcclelland street. you are delay free as you make river crossings. alternate side is in effect city wide and do be safe. thank you. kill innocent people, that's how president obama describes last week's massacre in san bernardino california. mark al ford reports the
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nervous nation last night. >> in just his third oval office address president obama warned the nation that isis or isil threatens us all. >> the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. we will destroy isil and any other organization that tries to harm us. >> the 13 1/2 minute speech came four days after the mass shooting in san bernardino california killed 14 people and less than a month after the paris attacks. >> as a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, i know that we see ourselves with friends and co-workers at a holiday party like the one in san bernardino. >> the president called on congress to ban people on the no-fly list from buying guns, restrict sales of assault rifles like the ones used in san bernardino and enact stronger screening for those entering the u.s. without a visa. mr. obama also wants congress
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use force against isis. the president vowed not to get into another decade long war on foreign soil and said the battle is not with any religion. >> we cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between america and islam. that too is what groups like isil want. let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. >> the president said there's no evidence the san bernardino attackers were directed by a terror group overseas. mark albert cbs news washington. democrats largely praised the address but republican speaker paul ryan called it disappointing saying it defended a failing policy. this morning the fbi is reviewing materials seized not far from the home. the house believes to a friend of the gunmen. the friend bought two assault rifles used in the attack a
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classmate spoke about the man he knew. >> he was passionate about his religion. syed didn't want to be in the united states because he told me him paying taxes was helping the united states support basically the war on islam. he was very secretive about his wife. hep didn't want to reveal much about his wife. >> farook's father also spoke to an italian newspaper saying his son shared the ideology of isis and his call to create an islamic state. new information on a deadly crash in brooklyn. police have identified the woman who was killed after an greene. 30-year-old victoria nicodemis was walking when the car plowed into her. a 35-year-old man who was struck is listed in critical condition. three others were rut but are expected to be okay. the driver is under arrest
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license. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. also new information in a string of arson attacks in queens, an early sunday morning fire in forest hills marks the seventh in recent weeks and it's leaving residents on edge. hazel sanchez has more on investigators leaving a new clue. >> i saw flames and first i heard the fire trucks and saw engine 305 on queens boulevard. i was like oh, no, not another one. >> roger burline's worst fears were realized as fire filled the night sky. the flames could be seen from several blocks away. next door neighbors ored this video of a home under construction burning right off grand central parkway. >> somebody start knocking the door and telling me open the door, open the door. you have fire. get out, get out from house. >> this is the late nest a string of suspicious fires in queens. the nypd is now looking for
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of interest in at least five arsons. one neighbor who asked we not show his face said the image is very similar to the man on a motorbike captured by his surveillance camera right outside the latest fire. >> he had a helmet, a green helmet. >> this is the second time someone set this home on 69th road on fire. the owner is pleading for more police controls. >> we need the extra security. we don't feel secure no more. >> it's hard to believe that with everybody watching that the thing could catch fire again. >> forest hills residents are concerned having an apparent arsonist on the loose. this home under reconstruction was burned the night before thanksgiving, and this house was heavily damaged when the home next door was destroyed by fire. local leaders met sunday afternoon vowing to protect their community. >> if it takes for a patrol car to be placed at every construction site maybe that's what it takes. >> police believe as many as seven fires in the area since
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there is a $12,500 rewars for information leading to an arrest. things are looking up for jimmy carter following his cancer diagnosis. he revealed a recent brain scan showed no signs of the melanoma diagnosed this summer. the 91-year-old began treatment three months ago after doctors found tumors on his liver and brain. he was treated with radiation and a new immunotherapy drug. time now 4:39. still to come here this morning, a special delivery in space, why santa needed a little help from mother nature to get presents to space from the space station. >> 'tis the season for foot pain from weddings to holiday parties, looking good might not always feel good, simple tricks to ease the pain. >> a beautiful crescent moon out there but some fog in the area. it's going to be bright again later. 40s and 50s this week, really? not too much rain either.
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many but snow lovers and winter weather lovers, no cause for celebration here. we have these mild readings. still in the 30s. this is 36 is and i believe -- i believe this is a new picture from anthony. look at anthony he's sporting his cbs2 weather watcher gear which i don't even have. i don't know how anthony got that. appreciate this from les, 41 with this picture, and happy hanukkah as well. and this weather is, again, no excuse to not enjoy the holiday with the family. so yeah, enjoy that as we enjoy that celebration over the next few days sporting my blue and white as well. love this, that beautiful crescent moon, and i know ronald and nora gwinnett in randolph are up because i met ronald over the weekend. he said you know, the alarm clock is basically channel 2.
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didn't get a good night sleep but we appreciate you joining us every morning. relative humidity at 63%. there is variety, 27 sparta up to monticello. some fog to the north. these numbers compared to yesterday on average it's about 3 degrees warmer. we'll be a degree or 2 warmer this afternoon. dense fog advisory parts of ulster and duchess county. pockets of fog will mix it away and see some filtered sun give way to partly to mostly sunny skies. your high around 2 at 54, already 51 at lunchtime. after work and school not too bad. thin clouds right now, some low clouds and fog north and west. high pressure still in control. this misses us, and then a big system out to sea. monday night we'll see some clouds fill in. here comes that monster storm that, again, just keeps pushing
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we should stay dry tuesday into wednesday, relatively quiet over the next few days. there is some variation as far as your high temperature. we retreat tomorrow, but then we're right back in the low to mid-50s wednesday into thursday, even warmer on your friday. quarter to five, we know ronald's up. let's get you out the door. >> if you're traveling in dobbs ferry, the sawmill closed southbound at ashford avenue. if you stick with the thruway as an alternate it's going to be a smoother ride. we have this water main break, it has a lain blocked at mcclelland street and subway changes. d trains with are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. lirr are on or close to schedule. alternate side is in effect city wide and be safe, don't text and drive. good morning on this monday. here's a quick look at the
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a video triggers a second federal investigation. the justice department is launching a civil rights probe into the police department. there is already a criminal investigation. officer jason van dyke is charged with murder after shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times. in france the far right national front party has made big gains in the first round of elections. the party leaders say the results show the anti- immigration national front is the first party of france. the election comes as france remains under tight security after last month's terror attacks. the kennedy center awards ceremony was held last night. singer song writer carol king, george lucas, rita moreno and actress sicily tyson. on money watch stock futures are lower this morning ahead of the market open last week saw small gibbs for the dow up 41 points between monday and friday. big losses earlier in the week
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when the dow rose 369 points. the s&p 500 rose by 42. a resupply mission is on its way to the international space station. this morning the rocket lifted off from cape canaveral florida yesterday carrying supplies and vehicle hardware along with more than 3-tons of science and research materials. four previous launch attempts last week were scrubbed due to the weather. chuck williams, the founder of williams sonoma cook ware chain passed away saturday at the age of 100. he opened the first store in sonoma california in 1956. today there are more than 260 stores across the country. the holiday season can provide plenty of opportunities to dress up. for many women it's the time to throw on high heels. they can wind up being painful by the end of the night. >> if you walk around in these, you know the pain. >> it's excruciating if you go to a wedding and then you
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have worn these shoes. >> it's so painful at first, and then your feet just go numb. >> sharon injured her achilles' tendon when she tripped down a flight of stairs in high heels but she still loves them and puts up with the pain. >> to put your foot flat on the floor is painful. >> dr. nadya says high heels can cause a lot of problems. >> it can cause bunions and called what's called metatarsal pain or in the toes or ball of your foot. >> she likes these yoga toes gems that stretch and separate your toes. you can put them on when you're relaxing at home. >> you can see how wide my foot got. bunions squish you this way and this is opening it up which is a really nice thing. >> here's a velcro contraction
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the foot rocker can rockaway the pain. >> it's working your calf muscles. it's helping to decrease swelling. >> a foot massage also feels really really good, but if you don't have the time or the money you can get one at home with a massage ball you just roll under your foot. here's a pain reliever that won't cost you a thing if you happen to have a bottle of water handy. >> stick it in the freezer. it's icy. ice is good for anything that's inflamed or sore or overused. >> a bottle with ridges works best. cold water works fine. >> you may find the most relief by just going with flats. on the east side, cindy hsu. jews have begun celebrating hundred coo. hanukkah. the first nightly candle was legislate on the largest
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in 165 b. c. according to tradition a one-day supply of oil burnt miraculously for eight days. time is now 4:49. coming up, how your shopping target for thieves. >> and a look at this weekend's box office numbers. did the hunger games remain on top. >> plus we'll get you another
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4:52. we are all back together again. everybody have a good weekend? >> yeah, it was good. >> you know what i did yesterday. and me what i did yesterday. >> what'd you do yesterday? >> chores. >> i was hoping you were coming to my house to help me. >> my neighbor gary was out in short sleeves doing it. we are going to see numbers retreat a bit into your tuesday. it's relatively quiet and benign as far as overall weather. numbers will be a bit above normal starting with fog and then a mild one. temperatures fall tomorrow closer to normal, and not much
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very mild not only here but in the plains. normal. rain-wise parts of the ohio valley in the southeast if you have travel plans, and also this has been making news. another system coming into the pacific northwest rides a we don't see it. we're just going to be dealing with some smooth sailing. maybe you're going sailing today. highs will be in the low to mid- 50s. >> could we possibly go sailing group sail. >> we do have some areas that will cause problems if you're traveling in dobbs mill the sawmill is closed down southbound. you're going to want to stick with the thruway for an alternate. in elizabeth we have a water main break. there's a lane blocked on the southbound side of route 1 and 9. queens a live look the grand central parkway moving well past laguardia. all the upper east river crossings no issues.
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to a building fire. this is in brooklyn. d trains are biling 18th avenue. for now alternate sides are in effect. the final installment of the hunger games franchise is still going strong. >> mocking jay part 2 leading the weekend box office numbers for the third week in a row. >> we all have one enemy. >> if you end all of this, our lives, they mean something. >> the movie didn't open with a bang but has been a steady winner. brought in more than 18 1/2 million dollars this weekend. for the christmas horror holiday krambus and the rocky comeback movie creed staying in third place while the good dine sour and specter round out the top five. coming up in our next half hour, president obama reaches out to the nation in just his third oval office address.
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it's your coffee, your dunkin'. america runs on dunkin'. this holiday display is getting plenty of attention in bergen county. danielizeenberg created the christmas light show. he uses 100,000 lights synchronized to music on his radio station 98.1 f. m. he put on the display in honor of his mother who died of a heart attack five years ago. >> we would roll with the fact that we would expand the display in memory of her. we progressed on and on and made more lights and more lights. >> incredible. that display will be up through january 7th. that is some talent there. what a nice honor too. >> ilike the heavy metal track. >> everybody in town is like this thing is incredible.
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today? >> it's great if you haven't got your lights up. it's another mild one. >> you had a nice little dance >> father daughter dance. i got one dance in and then it >> oh, no. >> good chaperon. >> it's going to cost us some money this morning. >> tolls increased if you're traveling to the hudson river crossings, we have some changes and some delays. a lot going on this monday >> now 4:58. still ahead today's top stories including this. >> the terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase. >> president obama delivering a prime time address to the nation. how he plans to fight isis and what he's telling congress. >> plus another home up in flames in queens, the new information police want you to see.
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begins in 90 seconds. live from studio 46, this is cbs2 this morning. it is 5:00, 45 degrees on this monday, december 7th. an unseasonly warm day on tap. we will have traffic and weather on the 2's in just a moment. welcome to cbs2 this morning, and we begin with a costly commuter alert for your morning drive. >> you'll be paying more to use the port authority crossings. janelle burrell live in jersey city near the holland tunnel with more. >> reporter: chris and mary, we've been talking with some
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affected, and let's say not a lot of happy campers as they prepare to shell out more just to get over the hudson river after this fare hike. >> drivers now having to dig a bit deeper into their wallets to get across port authority bridges and tunnels. those who use e-zpass have to dish out an additional $0.75. that means paying 12.50 during peak hours, 10.50 in offpeak and drivers in cash lanes pay $15. that's a whole dollar increase. it's the last of the toll hikes that took effect of sunday. >> truckers also forking over more. a 5-axle rig now paying $105. a 6-axle now rolling out 126 bucks. >> there's a lot of people up there that are using a lot of money for a lot of things that are not going back into the services they guaranteed us. >> public information from the
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hike will be used for projects like replacing suspension ropes on the george washington bridge, raising the bayonne bridge, and rehabilitating the lincoln tunnel helix. business experts say the effect on trucking companies may ultimately have a trickle down effect on other who is don't even use the port authority crossings. >> those costs will get accumulated by the trucking companies or the truckers who incur them, and then they factor it into their prices. >> reporter: when i spoke with one man who drives for uber, he says going to the airports, he goes through the tolls about 10 to 15 times a day. he told me this morning he plans on packing his lunch. reporting live from jersey news. at 5:02 let's get to traffic and weather on the 2's. good morning. >> we're all thinking it that burrell is wearing. a coat a good idea because it's chilly out the door. a little extra time too because there's fog in the area.
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hudson valley pockets of fog out there. chilly conditions will give way to mild numbers this morning, a pair of 4s in the city, one of the warmer readings. some folks in the 30s. thin clouds will give way to partly to mostly sunny skies later today. another quiet one, chances for rain very low during the course of the entire week. here at 51 at lunchtime, up to 54 this afternoon with those nicer skies, 51 after work and school. 5:03 let's get you there first. here's alex. if you're traveling in dobbs ferry we have some changes for you. the sawmill currently closed as you make your way southbound at ashford avenue. accident underway. if you stick with the thruway a much smoother ride. also in let's there's this water -- elizabeth there's this water main break. we have toll prices increasing at the george washington bridge. you are delay free not only lincoln and holland tunnel but
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building fire in brooklyn. d trains are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. alternate side parking is in effect city wide and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. president obama addressed the nation last night to reassure the american people days after the mass shooting in california. >> the president said the threat against the u.s. has entered a new phase. diane macedo is here with more on his address and how he plans to respond to that threat. >> reporter: chris and mary this is his third oval office address. we showed how important the president thought this was. he said this new phase of terror seeks to poison the minds of people here and around the world like the couple who carried out that san bernardino attack who he says weren't under direct orders from a terror group. his plan to fight that threat includes more gun restrictions abroad. the same. >> the threat from terrorism is real but we will overcome it. we will destroy isil and any other organization that tries to harm us.
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minutes last night trying to convey the message that the u.s. is up to the task of fighting terror four days after the mass shooting in san bernardino california killed 14 people and less than a month after the paris attacks. >> as a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, i know that we see ourselves with friends and co-workers at a holiday party like the one in san bernardino. i know we see our kids in the faces of young people killed in paris. >> to keep events like that from happening again, the president says congress should give him explicit authorization to continue air strikes against isis. the majority of americans, 53% say the u.s. should send ground troops to fight isis in iraq and syria. here at home, the president called on congress to restrict sales of assault rifles like those used in san bernardino and ban people on the no fly list to ban guns at all. >> congress should make sure no one on a no fly list is able to buy a gun.
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argument for allowing a terror suspect to buy a semiautomatic weapon. >> he also asked for stronger screening for those entering the u.s. without a visa though he stresses this battle is not with any religion. we cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between america and islam. that too is what groups like isil want. let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. >> the president also called on muslims in america to confront radical islam without excuse. republicans like house speaker paul ryan criticized the president saying he continues -- the speaker said the house will vote later this week on a bipartisan bill to update the visa waiver program but he said more needs to be done with the military, our intelligence gathering and international partners as well. the man charged with a subway attack in a london underground station appears in
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the 29-year-old shouted this is for syria before stabbing three people on saturday. he was holding a knife when he was shot with a stun gun and taken into custody charged with attempted murder. the attack is being investigated as terrorism. all three people stabbed are expected to be okay. u2 returns to paris for a concert in tribute to the victims of last month's deadly terror attacks. security was tight at the venue with armed officers surrounding the area. each concert goer was patted down. bono honored the 130 kilned with a new song called the streets of surrender. the band performs again tonight. new york lawmakers renewing their demands for congress to fully extend health care coverage for 9/11 responders. it expired last month but has year.
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cancer worries about covering expenses without it. >> we spend $9000 on a pill to stay alive or do you spend it on helping your family survive. >> the month of november alone we lost seven more first responders to diseases that can be traced directly to 9/11. >> lawmakers and first responders want the act renewed before congress goes out of session next week. rutgers university will name a new head football coach. rutgers has tapped ash to lead. he has been ohio state's codefensive coordinator for the past two seasons. ash replaces carl flood who was fired after a losing season filled with troubles for players off the field. new information in the string of suspicious fires in forest hills queens. police are looking for a man who may be involved in at least in the residential area. the latest fire happened sunday morning at a home under construction.
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that site went up in flames in the past month. worried residents are calling for stepped up security in the area. police have identified the woman who was killed after an suv jumped the curb in brooklyn. 30-year-old victoria nicodemis was walking when the car partly cloudy into her. a 37-year-old man who was struck is listed in critical condition at brooklyn hospital center. three others were hurt but are expected to be okay. the driver 39-year-old marlin sewell has been arrested and license. the cause does remain under investigation. it is now 5:09. coming up, a warning this holiday season. easy target for package thieves. we will have some tips to keep your presents safe. >> a close call for actor morgan freeman. >> we are looking at quiet conditions with some fog out that coat. it is december. hats and gloves into parts of
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traffic and weather on the 2 is coming up. i'm not a fan of putting my personal info in these online shopping forms. hellloooo??? i don't have time to be filling out my address, i need to be buying a dress. that's why i use masterpass. less typing, more dancing. sfx: tango music como te llamas? yo soy camarones. dip me. the easier way to shop online. masterpass from mastercard and your bank. it's the shortcut to priceless.
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welcome back to the new workweek. hi everybody. johnny. >> workweek, i know, it's workweek plus holiday week. >> isn't it great? >> yes, 'tis the season right? >> yeah. i think mary's up to cards getting all those stamps out.
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this will get our seal of approval, nice quiet weather. nice for hanukkah celebrations tonight. folks that are in the snow removal or management or recreation business lamenting these numbers. we are going to be well above normal on average. partly cloudy and 44. wind out of the west at 6. relative humidity 65%. numbers around the area, we talk about hats and gloves. we have readings in the 20s. 27 in morris town, pocket or two of fog there, more widespread fog to the north, 35 in rye. 30 for the jersey shore. it's cool out the door. cool upstate, 28 in albany, 35 in buffalo, 30 in detroit, but i tell you for december not today, normal is 46. just 5:13. 75 and 10 your records for the day. sun's up 7:06.
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it's a mix of sun and clouds today. again, mild here, mild through the lakes and very mild in the plains. that dense fog advisory is until 8 a.m. just really ulster and duchess, but pockets of fog around the area. winter, i'll tell you, yeah, you wouldn't know it but winter is 14 days away but we've got more mild numbers today. it's another winter, there's a low that is going to miss us out to sea, but what happens, the rotation around that low, that counterclockwise rotation will pull in some cooler air and a few more clouds. then i'll tell you we're right back to right around 50 with a mix of sun and clouds on your wednesday, and then we see this weekend, this weekend we could see 60 degrees in parts of the area. i know. i mean, even rudolph called and said come on. 54, pleasant sunshine today, remember, starting with some
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cooler tomorrow, and then mild and then there you go. pool party at wragges on possibly that high of 60. let's see what you have to avoid, high alex. if you're traveling in dobbs ferry we have the sawmill closed southbound at ashford avenue due to a multi-vehicle accident. if you stick with the thruway as an alternate it will be a smoother ride for you. also in elizabeth we've been following this water main break. it has a lane blocked on the southbound side of route 1 and 9 at mcclellan street. this is in queens if you are traveling on the van wyck moving well at the k g gardens. alternate side is in effect. be safe, don't text and drive. >> you are always welcome all of you, except this weekend. >> a big fire swept through a vacant building in brooklyn.
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bensonhurst. the huge flames came dangerously close to elevated subway tracks. so far police don't know what caused that fire. a gruesome scene in brooklyn after officers responded to a 9-1-1 call. they found a woman stabbed to death. it was inside this home in east flatbush on saturday where police sources say 46-year-old tica kelly's body was discovered, her legs and wrists tied and her neck slashed. police have arrested her boyfriend, daniel romaine. he's charged with second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. nassau county police are on the hunt for a man. police have released these surveillance photos. the man walked into a capital bank and handed a note to the teller demanding cash. the man took off after the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money. if you're doing a lot of holiday shopping online, make sure you don't leave the packages sitting outside your front door. they are a prime target for thieves.
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protect your goods. >> he came along, peeked in my window, saw no one was here. picked up the packages and walked away. >> wendy black is driving this 2011 holiday grinch caught on surveillance video stealing presents from her front porch in the edgemont section of greenburg. >> got back in his car and drove off with my children's xbox holiday gift. >> and wendy's family isn't the only one. a new study from insurance quotes.com reports 23 million americans have had the same thing happen to them. >> we expect it unfortunately. it's that time of year. >> greenburg police chief knows how common this crime is with more people avoiding the crowds and shopping online. >> it can ruin a family's holiday, kids holidays by not open up. >> he recommends installing surveillance cameras like the ones that sent this heartless thief to jail. use tracking apps that send you
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status. notification services. require a signature to accept your packages. designate an alternate avenue like a friend's house, your work. some shippers will now let you schedule deliveries during a specific two-hour time frame. if you're too worried about holiday package thieves, you can always do it the old fashioned way and join the crowds at your local shopping center. in greenburg westchester county, i'm brian brian conny bear cbs2 news. morgan freeman recovering from a scary incident after his plane went off the runway. in a statement freeman said sometimes things don't go as planned. a tire blew on takeoff which caused other problems. thanks to my excellent pilot we landed safely without a scratch. i cannot say the same about my plane. the plane went into a field.
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don't like these flashing lights, that's for sure.
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morning, what a way to start your workweek. look at those numbers, $15. toll hike in effect at all port authority crossings. those who use e-zpass a $0.75 increase. welcome back to cbs news this morning. traffic and weather on the 2's. >> tony bennett never sang a song about those holiday lights flashing the bright red and green. cooler readings, chatham's 27 right now. 28 in liberty. we have some fog around liberty. the city really the hot spot. it's 20 degrees cooler in see onand around the hamptons. it's cooler out the door but comfortable this afternoon. fog. skies. cool and quiet, sunsets at 4:28 for union hanukkah celebration. not bad, around 52. we do retreat tomorrow before into friday.
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if you are traveling we have a couple of changes beginning in dobbs ferry. the sawmill is closed southbound at ashford avenue due to a multi-vehicle accident f. you stick with the thruway it's going to be a smoother ride. in elizabeth there's this water main break. there is a lane blocked only southbound side of route 1 and 9. a live look at fletcher avenue shows a nice ride in both directions. not the case for subway riders in brooklyn, due to a building fire. d trains are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. thank you. a showdown at the meadowlands. the jets and giants faced off yesterday. >> here's steve overmyer with your sports update the knicks play the mavs at the gardens but today everyone's going to be talking about what happened yesterday in jets giants game. with a 10 point lead on 4th down the giants go for it. this jets interception turned
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came back to force overtime, and the giants missed a game- tieing field goal. jets win 23-20. they now sit in a wild card spot. the nets thought they'd be the team to end the warriors streak. they couldn't. stef curry had a game high 28. golden state moves to a remarkable 22 and 0. a good night on the ice, the rangers and the devils won. that's your wafn update. i'm steve overmyer have a great day. before the force awakens there's new hope for fans who want to pick up serious memorabilia. >> they're putting hundreds of items up for auction online. dana tyler has the story. >> if you're a star wars fan trying to get ahold of rare memorabilia, where do you turn. >> help me ob1 cano bee. you're my only hope. >> you don't have to go that
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putting a huge number of items up for auction. the collection might have something you're looking for. >> i'm looking for a jedi master. >> while you are definitely find prized pieces in this auction, a couple of fans we spoke with have some star wars memorabilia they hold close to their hearts. >> i'd have to go with darth mal's light saber. >> the collection includes more than 600 original action figures. >> it is the stuff that the first generation of stars collected, played with. >> one of the most rare items is the luke skywalker action figure with a double telescoping light saver. >> originally the figures came with a 2 piece light saver, they changed it very early on. it was an issue of mostly cost. it was more expensive to mold the two-piece item.
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>> and that's not even the highest end item. >> it's not true. >> it is true. >> two power of the force coin sets that were only available on special request from the manufacturer are expected to $35,000. >> not to worry, estimated prices for some things start in the hundreds of dollars, and there are some good deals to be had. >> that is in prime condition, a real bargain. >> with so many loyal star wars fans out there. >> i love you. >> i know. >> just how long can you expect available. >> not for long. >> i cannot wait for premier week from star wars. >> just looking at them. >> we will be dressing as different characters each day all week long. >> ob1. >> the star wars auction is online beginning at 10 a.m. friday.
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awakens hits theaters one week later. >> we are following breaking news, a home goes up in flames in elmhurst. >> for those of you who have to cross the hudson river, be prepared to shell out a bit more. >> the cost for commuters isn't the only price hike this morning. your christmas tree could cost you more. we'll explain that. >> bears beware. controversial bear hunt begins today, why state fishes say it is -- officials say it is
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. live from studio 46, this is cbs2 news this morning. it is 5:30. currently 44 degrees on this monday, december 7th. another day of warmer than usual temperatures with highs in the low 50s. we will have traffic and weather on the 2's in just a moment. but first. >> this was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people. >> president obama talking about the mass shooting in san bernardino california that killed 14 people and wounded 21 others. now the president is calling on congress to take action with new gun laws and authorize force against isis.
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new york and new jersey went up for drivers. how much extra will you be paying. >> and a fight to the finish between the jets and the giants with this intersection by eli manning as the turning point in a very exciting game. >> we'll talk about it in a second. not eli's fault right there. reuben randall run the route. as a giant fan a little frustrated. jets fans congratulations. >> what a win for the jets yesterday. you're seeing it all over the papers today, blew it again. >> blew it. >> they were hanging out the rally towels yesterday before the game, and it was just the have done this. a 10 point lead in the 4th it. this was the turning point right here. this is 4th and 2. you know, i'm a huge apoll gist for tom cough lynn who i live but you know what you've got to kick a field goal there. saying. i was wondering what kind of mood you'd be in this morning.
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she's like maybe you're getting used to it. >> meantime jets fans are like elated this morning. >> they played well, they played well enough again. >> can i change gears? >> how'd mahwah do. >> two days at metlife stadium. my wife was like why don't you just stay out there. >> congratulations on the new york state championship. >> really. >> it was a good weekend all around for all the local teams except the jets. >> except for that. >> weather a winner too if you like mild weather. we're going to see more of it today. if you're pining away for winter weather it's going to be a long wait. 44. that's misleading. that's the city. we have readings at 20 degrees cooler than that for parts of eastern suffolk and into the hudson valley as well. morning fox mixes away. by lunchtime you're already at
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54 your high this afternoon. almost 10 degrees above normal. cool tomorrow and then even warmer to wrap up the week. bit. this morning. >> some changes. there. if you are traveling in break. it has a lane blocked on the southbound side of route 1 and 9. not really a delay through the area. just know it's there. a live look at the turnpike at newark liberty. the garden state parkway in this area flowing freely. now to the george washington bridge you are delay free at all the hudson river crossings. we have new toll hikes in effect at the hudson river crossings. we'll have more detail about which one coming up. >> subway issues due to a building fire in brooklyn. d trains are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. remember to be safe. don't text and drive. thank you alex. breaking news in queens, firefighters are battling a blaze that is spreading through a 3-story home in elmhurst. there were reports of seven
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diane macedo is en route right now. she will have a live report from the scene coming up as soon as possible. a costly commuter alert for your morning drive. >> you're going to be paying more to use any of the authority crossings. janelle burrell live in jersey with more. >> reporter: yeah and chris you see the sign behind me. that is what's greeting drivers as they head into the holland tunnel this morning. of those commuters who are going to be affected by this toll increase, and they say beating. >> in their pockets pretty much, it's going to hurt. >> drivers having to dig a bit deeper into their wallets to get across port authority bridges and tunnels. those when use e-zpass have to $0.75. that means paying 12.50 during peak hours, 10.50 off-peak and $15.
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>> for example if i go to jfk airport on newark or laguardia airport i drive from toll like ten times a day, so all the time so every day's going to be around 10, 15 bucks. >> it's the last of a series of five toll hikes approved by the port authority board of directors that took effect on sunday. >> we're at a point where they should be voted out of office. >> truckers forking over more, a 5-axle rig now paying $105. a 6-axle now rolling out 126 bucks. >> there's a lot of people up there that are using a lot of money for a lot of things that are not going back into the services they guaranteed us. >> public information from the port authority shows that the hike will be use forked projects -- will be used for projects like raising the bayonne bridge and tunnel helix. business experts say the effect on trucking companies may ultimately have a trickle down effect on others who don't use
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>> those costs will get accumulated by the trucking companies or the truckers who incur them and then they'll factor it into their prices. >> reporter: port authority officials say they don't anticipate another rate hike anytime soon. that of course is little consolation for the drivers commuting this morning. reporting live this morning from jersey city, janelle burrell cbs2 news. thank you. an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people, that's how president obama describes last week's massacre in san bernardino california. cbs2's mark reports the president tried to calm a nervous nation last night. >> in just his third oval office address president obama warned the nation that isis or isil threatens us all. >> the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. we will destroy isil and any other organization that tries to harm us. >> the 13 1/2 minute speech came four days after the mass
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california killed 14 people and less than a month after the paris attacks. >> as a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, i know that we see ourselves with friends and co-workers at a holiday party like the one in san bernardino. i know we see our kids in the faces of the young people killed in paris. >> the president called on congress to ban people on the no fly list from buying guns. restrict sales of assault rifles like the ones used in san bernardino and enact stronger screening for those entering the u.s. without a visa. >> mr. obama wants congress to give him explicit authorization to use force. the president vowed not to get into another decade long war on foreign soil and say the battle is not with any religion. >> we cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between america and islam. that too is what groups like
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let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. >> the president said there's no evidence the san bernardino attackers were directed by a terror group overseas, mark albert cbs news washington. >> democrats largely praised the address but republican speaker paul ryan called it disappointing saying it defended a failing policy. this morning the fbi is reviewing material seized from a home not far from the san bernardino massacre. the house in riverside california belongs to a friend of syed farook. marquez is not considered a suspect. he checked himself into a psychiatric hospital shortly after the shooting. last night a former co-worker and college classmate of farook spoke about the man he knew. >> he was passionate about his religion. syed didn't want to be in the united states because he told me him paying taxes was -- was helping the united states
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he was very secretive about his wife. he didn't want to reveal much about his wife. >> farook's father also spoke to an italian newspaper saying his son shared the ideology of isis and its call to create an islamic state. families who lost children in the sandy hook shooting in connecticut wrote an op ed column about the similarities with the san bernardino attack. the family says the shooters used brands of ar-15 assault weapons made by the same company called remmington outdoor. the column criticized remmington for the way it promotes the weapons. our country continues to prove itself incapable of keeping deadly weapons out of the wrong hands. police your brooklyn are looking for two men when robbed a barbershop. it is now 5:39 coming up. >> celebrating the start of hanukkah we'll take you to the brooklyn lighting of the world's largest menorah.
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suspect said he did it for religious reasons. >> and is new jersey's bear population too much to handle. a controversial hunt for the animals begins today. >> and don't forget you can and all morning long. we posted an update on facebook and you can follow us on twitter at cbs new york. catch holiday-cookie cheer on the tip of your tongue with dunkin' donuts' holiday- cookie-flavored coffees. from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., enjoy any medium latte
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foggy. dense fog advisory, in fact, until 8 a.m. for chrissy. acres. you can also count on this, 31 in rock hill. did you know today in 1945 the accident. i think that was one of those accidental inventions ask a few photos i'd like to share. appreciate this from holly. she's in mahwah. this is from saturday. celery farm nature preserve, and you can see some frost. yeah, there was some frost over the weekend, and here's another pretty -- this is from north port. that's the menorah lighting there in north port. i appreciate that as well. we've got a little bit of variety but not the kind of winter variety. i know tony was talking about how we're below normal temperature-wise, absolutely, and numbers are going to stay that way. in fact, in the city, we are going to see below normal rainfall wise. temperatures it's just the infers, 44 right now. wind out of the west at 6. now
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parts of the area, north and west, otisville is at 27. parts of sussex county 23 now. this is what we're talking about, some cloud cover into parts of ulster and dutchess down in through orange county, and then you have some thin clouds in through the city, long island, central south jersey. this misses us. this misses us. this will actually develop into an area of low pressure that will pull in cooler air tomorrow. look at the sky conditions, it's relatively quiet. we see some clouds fill in tonight. then if you watch this feature, you see it miss us off to the east. it pulls in cooler air, wind isn't much of a menace. it's just a cooler wind tomorrow. that's the coolest day of the week before we see relatively quiet conditions for the remainder of the week. do we need the rain, absolutely. this is what i'm talking about, below normal rain-wise, the deficit for the year now in excess of 10 inches.
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that we're below normal snow- wise as well and no snow with these kind of numbers, cool tomorrow, back to 50 wednesday, flirting with 60 into the weekend. is it december. hey, it's time to go about quarter to six. >> there are some changes as you make your way. let's begin in purchase where we have an accident blocking a route on 684. it is northbound on exit 2. in white plains there's a crash blocking the lane on the southbound side of the bronx river parkway. yet. bronx. it is an accident involving a tractor-trailer blocking two lanes on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at jerome these delays already stretch back to the george washington bridge. haven't hit the toll plaza quite yet. we'll let you know when that changes as well. subway issues due to a building fire in brooklyn. d trains are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. alternate side parking is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. new this morning, police in
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men who robbed a barbershop yesterday. it happened around 11:10 in the morning. the suspects entered a basement office, showed a gun to three male employees. they took $2000 in and three cell phones. new jersey's latest state mandated bear hunt kicks off today. the annual six-day hunt is an important part of their bear management plan but it continues to draw fire from animal activists and other critics. they say the hunt is inhumane and unnecessary. hunters killed 272 bears during last year's hunt. state officials estimate there are 3500 bears in new jersey north of interstate 80. that region is known as bear country. a connecticut man accused in a bizarre crime at a cemetery in massachusetts is due in court. police arrested 32-year-old amador medina for stealing skeletal remains of five people from a mausoleum at hope cemetery. the suspect practices a religion called santoria. people are stunned.
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mean what would you do with body parts like that, you know, or old skeletons. aid probably snap if it was one of my family members. hartford. vice president joe biden has arrived in ukraine. he'll meet with the country's president. tomorrow he speaks before diminished since early people were killed. ukraine is concerned the crisis is fading from view as the west cooperates with russia battling isis in syria. things are looking up this morning for former president jimmy carter following his cancer diagnosis. yesterday carter revealed a recent brain scan showed no signs of melanoma diagnosed this summer. the 91-year-old began treatment three months ago after doctors found do you remembers on his liver and brain. after liver surgery-treated with radiation and a new immunotherapy drug. the drug treatments will continue.
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>> and how about a preview of your physical mail sent to your e-mail inbox. jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. >> a strong jobs report for november sparked a rally on wall street. the dow jumped 369 points on friday. the nasdaq was up 104. investors now wait for the feds meeting next week. analysts say the positive report on jobs and unemployment almost guaranteed that the fed will decide to raise interest rates from their record low levels. the fed lowered rates during the financial crisis to help stimulate the economy. that is where they have stayed ever since. gas prices are inching lower as we head toward the holidays. aaa says the national average is 2.03 a gallon. that's a penny less than last week. in new york we are paying about 2.31. drivers are saving about $18 for a full tank of gas compared to two years ago. and more low gas prices could be coming, opec decided not to cut oil production even though a global oversupply is what's
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to their lowest level in months. now you can see what's sitting in your mailbox before you get home. the u.s. postal service is testing a notification service. it e-mails customers pictures of their mail, just the exterior. the postal service won't open your bills and letters. this is available in new york. >> i don't know how to respond to that. the excitement of going out to the mailbox. >> i do like when packages come. >> that's exciting. i don't know about the bills. >> what will they think of next. someone to read our mail for us, or pay the bills. that would be nice. food for thought. >> u2 back in paris with special guest stars on stage. >> and sticker shock over christmas trees. >> but first steve overmyer has this morning's sports update. >> tonight the knicks are at the garden hosting the mavs, but yesterday the jets got a pivotal overtime win against
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a resupply mission is on its way to the international space station. the rocket lifted off from cape canaveral yesterday carrying supplies and vehicle hardware along with more than 3-tons of science and research materials. four previous launch attempts last week were scrubbed due to bad weather in the area. that rocket is off. let's talk about the weather in our area at 5:52 traffic and weather on the 2's. i love that, science, technology, engineering and math, get your kids excited about stem and they will fly high. i tell you what up into the hudson valley we have cool temperatures in the 20s. 27 in gillette.
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parts of eastern suffolk around the hamptons it's cool for jersey shore as well. dense fog advisory for parts of ulster and dutchess. a little icing for you as well. it's a mild one later. temperatures fall off a little tomorrow. we'll dip down into the 40s closer to normal. not seeing many rain chances this week at all. i met pilot ron joffey over the weekend and he likes the barometric pressure trend. this is another winner if you're flying today. what else do you need to know before you take off. >> john i hear you loud and clear let's help everyone if you are traveling in the bronx an accident involving a tractor- trailer blocking two lanes at jerome avenue. we have delays that stretch back to the george washington bridge starting to see a hesitation as you make your way through the area. let's move to purchase where we have an accident blocking a
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at exit 2. this is the cross bronx. white plains an accident blocking the lane on the southbound side of the bronx river parkway at exit 22. we also have subway changes for you due to a building fire in brooklyn. d trains are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. we have some new problems in queens. i'm going to have the latest coming up at 6 can. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you very much. jews around the world have begun celebrating hanukkah. the holiday began at sundown in brooklyn. the first nightly candle was lit on the world's largest menorah. the ceremonial candelabra, according to tradition a one- day supply of oil burned miraculously for eight days. a shortage of christmas trees has people paying more for their holiday decorations. >> as brian conybeare reports some experts say you may want
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>> samantha englert says a christmas tree shortage would ruin her holiday season. she's already taken action. >> we got a tree for my apartment, $50 but it's a small little baby tree. >> large or small you may not see a many evergreens at your local tree stand. the department of agriculture reports christmas tree production dropped by about 31% over the past decade. the recession also put more than a thousand tree growers out of business nationwide. and the drought in the pacific northwest is also to blame. >> we're having a tough time finding fraziers this year. >> dave cavilla is a landscape nor new jersey who's helping the local boy scout troupe with a fund-raising christmas tree sale. >> noble firs are unavailable because of the drought up west. all the profit is for the troupe. we're not trying to gouge anybody. >> tighter supply generally means you'll pay more. for a 6-foot fraser fir we
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so where do you draw the line on christmas tree costs. >> i would say maximum $45. >> i would say 50, 55. >> if it's a good quality tree and a big tree i'd go to 100. >> if the shortage of real trees does get too bad, you can always spend up to a thousand dollars on a prelit artificial tree. in bergen county new jersey, i'm brian conybeare cbs2 news. >> in the city i intent took a look at a tree. $145 i was like whoa. >> wow. >> will you deliver it lighted for me. >> really. prices are up. that's for sure. >> how many have the tree up already? >> not yet. >> you do? >> well, my wife. >> not for 145 bucks. >> we usually put the real tree up a little later closer to christmas. >> is it prelit? >> no. never do that again. >> hit the button. it's done. >> if it's prelit and the lights go out you are in so much trouble.
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lights are tangled right now. >> every time it's like my earphones. >> are you kidding me. >> it sure doesn't feel like the season. >> if you are decorating outside it's going to be great weather for that. >> i can't get the tree until it's at least 30. >> i have lights on the road, brake lights. >> we'll have that for you coming up. >> time is now 5:57. coming up, we are following breaking news, a queens house fire sends eight people to the hospital. >> plus one building burning after another, an alleged arsonist sparking fear in a queens community. >> and tackled to the ground, security guards versus fans at a football game. what is going on here.
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live from studio 46, this is cbs2 this morning. 6:00 on this monday december 7th, and 44 degrees. what a view out there for you. mostly sunny, today temperatures in the low 50s. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. alex and john standing by with traffic and weather on the 2's. we have breaking news in
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in flames, several people are injured including one person in critical condition. we'll have a live report from the scene in just a moment. >> somebody start knocking on my door and telling me open the door, open the door. from house. >> more fire concerns in queens after a string of arson attacks in forest hills. the 7th fire in recent weeks has residents living in fear their home could be next. investigators have a new clue in the search for a suspect. >> we cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between america and islam. >> president obama imploring americans not it turn against muslims in the fight against isis. he called the mass shooting in san bernardino california a terrorist attack and called on congress to create stronger gun laws. >> following the shakeup, rutgers to announce a new head football coach. the previous coach was fired following a season of trouble on and off the field.
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there using a lot of money for a lot of things that are not going back into the services they guaranteed us. >> drivers furious about the new toll hikes in effect for port authority crossings, how much extra you're going to be paying to get to work. find out in a live report in just a moment. >> 100,000 lights synchronized cause. 6:02. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. what do you got for us. >> those are a lot of lights too, and very intricate the way those are displayed. here's the weather story, more of the same. we are going to see numbers week. coolest will be tuesday starting with clouds and fog, 43. hour. also those clear conditions, monmouth ocean county, it is cool for the jersey shore right now. worst of fog into parts of ulster and dutchess county.
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valley, we think that misses us and we see cooler air tomorrow. 42 around 8, 54 your high, middle of the afternoon, 51 after work and school. you've got to get there first. it's going to cost you. if you're traveling in purchase we have an accident blocking a lane on route 684 northbound at exit 2. also in white plains there's a crash blocking at lane on the southbound side of the bronx river parkway at exit 22. no need to take an alternate for either of these. if you're traveling in the bronx it's going to give you a headache. we have an accident involving a tractor-trailer blocking two lanes on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at jerome avenue. this long line of traffic now extends back to the george washington bridge. there is a 20 minute delay at the toll plaza there. it's a much smoother ride if you go out of your way to the lincoln or holland tunnelings. an accident blocking l. i. e.
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be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. breaking news in queens, a fire breaks out in a private home early this morning. there are injuries. diane macedo is live in elmhurst with more. >> chris and mary i'm here a half a block away from that fire. if you look down the street you can see firefighters everywhere. fire images lining engines lining the street. the address is 4267 ketchum street. the call came in around 4:24 this morning. we spoke to residents who live in that house on the top floor and they describe the moment they realized something was wrong. they say they heard a popping sound, didn't know it was a fire and opened the door to see flames shoot into their apartment. they said they had no choice but to call 9-1-1 and wait. luckily firefighters were able to clear a path for them in that fire so they were able to escape without injuries. firefighters do say there are eight injuries in this fire,
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they also say the fire did spread to other houses. they are now trying desperately to get this whole fire suit so they can ensure no one else is in danger. it's a very active scene with residents standing around hoping firefighters can get this under control soon. we will continue to monitor it. live in elmhurst queens, diane macedo cbs2 news. a costly commuter alert. >> you'll be paying more to use any of the port authority crossings, janelle burrell live in jersey city near the holland tunnel with more. >> reporter: drivers we've been speaking with this morning shaking their heads as they pass the sign behind me. $15 if you're paying cash to get through the tunnel here this morning. a lot more if you're driving a truck. commuters telling us it is a painful way to start the week. >> in their pockets, pretty much, you know, it's going to hurt. >> drivers having to dig a bit
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get across port authority bridges and tunnels. those who use e-zpass have to dish out an additional $0.75. that means paying 12.50 during peak hours, 10.50 offpeak and drivers in cash lanes now pay $15. that's a whole dollar increase. >> for example, if i go to jfk airport on newark or laguardia airport, you know, i just -- like i drive from toll like ten tiles a day, so all the time so every day's going to be around 10, 15 bucks. >> it's the last of a series of five toll hikes approved by the port authority board of directors. >> we're at a point where they should be voted out of officers. >> a 5 axle rig now paying $105. a 6 axle rolling out 126 bucks. >> there's a lot of people up there using a lot of money for a lot of things that are not going back into the services they guaranteed us. >> public informs from the port
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president tried to calm a nervous nation last night. >> in just his third oval office address, president obama warned the nation that isis or isil threatens us all. >> the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. we will destroy isil and any other organization that tries to harm us. the 13 1/2 minute speech came four days after the mass shooting in san bernardino california killed 14 people and less than a month after the paris attacks. >> as a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, i know that we see ourselves with friends and co-workers at a holiday party like the one in san bernardino. i know we see our kids in the faces of the young people killed in paris. >> the president called on congress to ban people on the no fly list from buying guns. restrict sales of assault rifles and enact stronger screening for those entering the u.s. without a visa. mr. obama also wants congress
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authorization to use force against isis. the president vowed not to get into another decade long war on foreign soil and said the battle is not with any religion. >> we cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between america and islam. that, too, is what groups like isil want. let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. >> the president said there's no evidence the san bernardino attackers were directed by a terror group overseas. mark albert cbs news washington. democrats largely praised the address but republican speaker paul ryan called it disappointing saying it defended a failing policy. time is now 6:09. santa claus uses sign language to communicate with a little girl. >> and a scare in the air for hollywood star morgan freeman. we'll have his reaction after an emergency landing. >> and a fight to the finish
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time now is 6:12. time for traffic and weather on the 2's. weather watchers reporting for duty, there is some variety, 41 for the north shore. it's quite a bit cooler. steve's got 33 out in river head. in and around the hamptons, dealing with the 20s. it's cool for you. then we have some readings in
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32 here so you're freezing there, greenwood lake. some issues with fog into parts of the hudson valley. i do like this. this is a beautiful shot that kenneth sent in from way out west in columbia. we appreciate that. all right, what's rolling in from the west, not a whole lot. system is going to miss us to the east tomorrow, but then we deal with nice, mild conditions like the nice mild smile the got from laurie howell. laurie howell watches in denville. she couldn't believe it. she said john, what, you're so sure. she didn't say that. laurie we appreciate that. 43 in the city right now. cooler in denville, 25 in wayne. kingston's at 36. in the city by lunchtime 51, that's above normal. 54 your high today. can you believe it. 51 after work and school.
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going to see a little bit of a warm down tomorrow. there's this area of low pressure that will just be out to sea. i'll tell you the models just keep pushing it farther and farther away. the rotation around that low should serve to pull in cooler air and some clouds as well. tuesday's a little interesting, and then wednesday not bad. a mix of sun and clouds. you're right back right around 50. before that warming trend continues into the weekend. cool and pleasant, 54 this afternoon, sunset of course very early at 4:28 for your hanukkah celebration. 52. overnight we retreat to 20s and 30s again. then that recovery mid to upper 50s by friday, could see 60 this weekend. so very mild conditions continue, and what's missing, odds for rain all week long very low. speeds are a little slow and low in parts of the area. >> we have this accident
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it's blocking two lanes on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at jerome avenue. you can see almost standstill traffic. unfortunately this delay stretches back now to the george washington bridge. a 30 minute delay reported at the tolls. this is an accident blocking the center lane on the westbound side of the l.i.e. at wood haven boulevard. this is the delays getting to the area. in yonkers a downed light pole. it has lanes blocked on the parkway. alternate side is in effect city wide and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary back to you. a possible new lead in the string of arson attacks in queens. >> residents are on edge after seven recent fires in forest hills. hazel sanchez has more on investigators finding a new clue. >> i saw flames and first i heard the fire trucks and i saw
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one. >> roger burline's worst fears were realized sunday morning as fire filled the night sky over forest hills queens again. several blocks away. next-door neighbors recorded this video of a home under construction burning on 69th road right off grand central parkway. >> somebody start knocking the door, and telling me open the door, open the door. you have fire. get out, get out from house. >> this is the latest in a string of suspicious fires in queens. the nypd is now looking for this man, considered a person of interest in at least five arsons. one neighbor who asked we not show his face says the image is very similar to the man on a motorbike captured by his surveillance camera right outside the latest fire. >> he had a helmet. >> this is the second time someone set this home on 69th road on fire. the owner is pleading for more police patrols.
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we don't feel secure no more. >> it's hard to believe that with everybody watching that the thing could catch fire again. >> forest hills residents are concerned having an apparent arsonist on the loose. this home under re construction was burned the night before thanksgiving, and this house was heavily damaged when the home next door was destroyed by fire. local leaders met vowing to protect their community. >> if it takes for a patrol car to be at every construction site maybe that's what it takes. >> police believe as many as seven fires are linked. there is a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. rutgers university will officially name a new head football coach. rutgers has tapped chris ash to lead.
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happening today, top brass at the nypd meet with members of the clergy. it takes place at 1 police plaza. bill bratton speaks to the group at 12:30. a queens man is facing grand larceny charges after he tried to use another man's credit card to buy thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. he went to a nordstrom's store, tried charging more than $7000 to the victim's store account. police say graph was app hennened by a nordstrom loss prevention employee. he spent nearly $4000 at a p. c. richard and sons using these same victims information. >> u2 shows love in paris nearly a month after the terrorist attacks. >> and did stadium security go too far. >> stock futures have turned higher this morning after major gains on friday following a
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the dow rose 369 points. the nasdaq composite 104
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-- >> beautifully done. >> you know what haunts me is just the crossover. i can't even do that right. >> beautiful train, though. i think that was a soucow. >> how early in the morning are they getting up for that. >> good to see on tv. the red carpet rolled out in washington for this year's kennedy center honors for contribution to the arts. last night paid tribute to honorees as well. rita moreno there as well. singer song writer carol king. congratulations to everyone. the kennedy center honors hosted by stephen colbert will be broadcast december 29th on cbs2. time for traffic and weather on the 2. we did pretty well with the ice skating, we pretty well know what's going on. >> you're a skater right?
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>> calgary, 1988. silver medal. >> other than that, yeah. >> unfortunately winter sports, the weather is not really continuing. numbers right now, there is variety. you have the 20s, the 30s, and the 40s. 43 in the city. look at monticello, look at roslyn, 27, 38, let's get those kids bundling up. maybe they're studying pearl school. cool, comfortable this afternoon, after school activities, the trip home or maybe to the rink to get in a little extra practice time. smooth sailing for you on civil aviation day. mid-50s on average around the area, around the country we've got wet weather in the ohio valley. another big storm in the pacific northwest. we stay relatively dry and quiet. >> it's incredible to see those temperatures we're looking at. >> new changes, if you're traveling in the bronx we have an accident involving a tractor- trailer blocking two lanes on
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bronx at jerome avenue. it's causing heavy delays that extend back to the george washington bridge toll plaza, wait. the lower level is a smoother ride if you can get to it. lincoln and holland tunnels are better options. yonkers we have a downed light pole. it has a lane blocked in the express lanes on the cross county parkway eastbound. in white plains we have an accident blocking a lane on the southbound side of the bronx river parkway at exit 22. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. thank you. a showdown at the meadowlands, jets and giants faced off at metlife stadium. >> here's steve overmyer with your sports update. >> tonight the knicks play the mavs at the garden, but today everyone's going to be talking about what happened yesterday in the jets giants game. with a 10 point lead on 4th down, the giants go for it, but this jets interception turn the game around. the jets came back to force
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a game-tieing field goal. jets win 23-20 they now sit in the wild card spot. stef curry had game high 28. golden state removes to a remarkable 22 and 0. a good night on the ice, the rangers and the devils won. in this morning's 2 talk is proof that santa can speak many languages. >> first a special performance in paris. >> music is meant to heal and terror tribute. it was very moving and dedicated to the victims of the recent terror attacks [ music ] >> the legendary rock group performed people have the power along side singer patty smith last night at the arena in the french capitol.
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people killed in paris last month and the 14 people killed in san bernardino. speaking about santa claus, proof that nothing can keep him from doing his job. watch what happened when a youngster with a hearing impair. ended up sitting on santa's lap. >> look at that, well, who knew that santa could communicate using sign language. the two went on to have a lengthy conversation about what the little girl wanted for christmas. to the surprise of her parents. it reminds me of miracle on 34th street when he starts singing in different languages and everyone's like santa, of course he knows how to communicate with all the little ones. >> that's great. >> could watch that one for the next couple of minutes. time is now 6:26. coming up, we are following
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injured after a fire breaks out at a house in elmhurst queens. >> hunt is underway in new jersey, the controversial method to curb the bear populations. >> plus how a new jersey teen
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live from studio 46 this is cbs2 news this morning. 43 degrees to start us out. traffic and weather on the 2's in a moment. first we are following breaking news in elmhurst queens. >> smoke filled a top story window, a home burned down, nine people are now injured, one in critical condition. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. fire rips through private house in queens overnight, and there have been injuries. diane macedo is live in elmhurst with more for us. >> reporter: we're about a half a block away from that fire right now, and as you can see, the firefighting effort extends all the way out here. fire engines are lining this entire block, and you can see in the distance the ladders extending from the fire new jerseys into the 3-story house where this fire started. now firefighters say the call came in at 4:24 this morning. residents who live on the top floor shot video of the flames climbing the walls of their
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exit. they describe the moment they realized they were trapped. >> i'm just hearing sirens and everything and like this popping and then i was just sitting on my bed and waiting for somebody because i was asking my friend what's that sound, and then he couldn't wake up, and then my aunt opened the door, and then she heard it, too, and then i was like i'm hearing sound that's like popping, something like that. when she opened the door it was a big fire in front of us. >> luckily none of those people who live on the top floor were injured. firefighters do say there were nine injuries, one of them critical. we spoke to residents across the street who say they woke up to the sirens and just saw flames and smoke shooting out of this fire. a lot of concern for the people inside. firefighters say the fire's almost out now smoldering a little bit, but it did spread to other houses. they do have a big effort ahead of them to ensure this entire fire is out and no one else is in danger. again, one critical injury in
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so far we will continue to keep you updated as you can see, it's a very active scene here and firefighters are still trying to make sure this fire is out completely. live in elmhurst queens, diane macedo cbs2 news. at 6:32 let's get you to traffic and weather on the 2's. >> 43 degrees to start john. >> absolutely. 43 degrees right now and some variety in the area. cooler readings north and west and a little bit of fog into parts of the hudson valley as overall it's relatively quiet. clouds mix away. it will be a mix of sun and clouds with numbers, again, above normal, possibly some cooler conditions on your tuesday and maybe a chance of rain later in the week. the odds are so low. lunchtime we're serving up 51, about 54 for your high this afternoon, and then 351 after work and at school. coming up we're going to talk about these above normal stats
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bono is loving it. it's also older driver safety awareness week. let's make sure everybody is safe out there right now. >> if you're traveling this morning in the bronx, we have an accident involving a tractor- trailer blocking two lanes on the eastbound side of the cross bronx at jerome avenue. unfortunately you see standstill traffic. this extends back to the george washington bridge and is causing an hour delay here. the lincoln tunnel has a 20 minute wait, only minor delays at the holland. i would strongly suggest you go out of your way. upper and lower levels just really standstill. in yonkers we have a downed light pole. it has a lane blocked in the express lanes that is eastbound. in white plains we have a crash blocking the lane on the southbound side of the bronx river parkway. alternate side rules in effect. if your travels take you to the airport everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. costly commuter alert for your morning drive. >> you're going to be paying
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burrell is live in jersey city near the holland tunnel with more. >> reporter: you see the sign behind me, $15 if you're driving a car, paying cash to get through the tunnel here this morning. we've been speaking with a lot of the drivers as they make their way through the toll plaza here at the holland. as you can imagine not many of them happy about this increase. a lot of them saying it is punishing for their pockets. >> dents in their pockets pretty much, you know, is going to hurt. >> drivers now having to dig a bit deeper into their wallets to get across port authority bridges and tunnels. those who use e-zpass now have to dish out an additional $0.75. that means paying 12.50 during peak hours, 10.50 off-peak, and drivers in cash lanes now pay $15. that's a whole dollar increase. >> for example, if i go to jfk airport on newark or laguardia airport, you know, i just --
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times a day so all the time so every day's going to be around 10, 15 bucks. >> it's the last of a series of five toll hikes approved by the port authority board of directors that took effect on sunday. >> we're to a point where they should be voted out of office. >> truckers forking over more, a 5-axle rig now pay $105. a 6-axle now roll out 126 bucks. >> there's a lot of people up there that are using a lot of money for a lot of things that are not going back into the services they guaranteed us. >> public informs from the port authority shows that the hike will be used for projects like replacing suspension ropes on the george washington bridge, raising the bayonne bridge. business experts say the effect on trucking companies may ultimately is a trickle down effect on others who don't even use the port authority crossings. >> those costs will get accumulated by the trucking companies or the truckers who
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factor it into their prices. >> reporter: back live, another look at the busy holland tunnel this morning as drivers make their way through the toll plaza experiencing that toll increase. we should note, the port authority officials tell us they don't expect another toll hike in the near future but of course that is little consolation for the drivers here this morning. reporting live this morning from jersey city, janelle burrell cbs2 news. thank you. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night on the terror threat the nation faces. the speech came just four days after the mass shooting in san bernardino california, and less than a month after the paris attacks. president obama says congress should give him explicit authorization to continue air strikes against isis and he wants congress to address a gun control loophole. >> congress should act to make sure no one on a no fly list is able to buy a gun. what could possibly be the
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suspect to buy a semiautomatic weapon. >> the president also asked for stronger screening for those entering the u.s. without a visa. new this morning, the fbi is reviewing materials seized from a home not far from the san bernardino massacre. the house in riverside california belongs to a friend of gunman syed farook. the friend enrique marquez bought two assault rifles used in the attack. he checked himself into a psychiatric hospital shortly after the shooting. last night a former co-worker and college classmate of farook spoke about the man he knew. religion. syed didn't want to be in the united states because he told me him paying taxes was helping the united states support basically the war on islam. he was very secretive about his wife. he didn't want to reveal much about his wife. >> farook's father also spoke to an italian newspaper saying his son shared the ideology of isis and its call to create an
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a big fire started just after 7 yesterday morning at a commercial building on new utrecht avenue. the huge flames came dangerousically close to elevated subway tracks. brooklyn after officers responding to a 9-1-1 call find a woman stabbed to death inside this home in east flatbush on saturday where police sources say 46-year-old tecia kelly's body was discovered her legs and wrists tied and her neck slashed. police have arrested her nassau county police are on the hunt for a man they say robbed a bank in great neck investigators say the man walked into a capital one bank on middle neck road and handed cash. police say the man took off after the teller handed over an the u.s. justice department will launch a probe into the chicago police department this week.
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17-year-old laquan mcdonald last year. police dash cam video shows officer jason van dyke shooting mcdonald 16 times. van dyke is charged with first degree murder. federal authorities are already conducting a criminal investigation into the mcdonald shooting. the time is now 6:39. tackled to the ground, see the security video of security guards and fans going head to head at a football game. >> it begins today, the controversial bear hunt in new jersey, why wildlife officials say it's needed. >> and a different kind of bear leads a tradition on ice,
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field to celebrate the university of houston's cow dash american athletic title win over temple. security guards are seen punching, tackling and body slamming several fans. he was disappointed in the unprofessional performance and offensive behavior some of the security guards, the incident is currently under investigation. at 6:42 let's get to traffic and weather on the 2's. >> i'll tell you what, luck wouldn't have to be a lady tonight. it's almost like a summer breeze is blowing in new york, new york. >> really? >> yeah. >> a little bit of ring a ding ding. >> another big tribute last night on cbs. >> old blue eyes is back. man, getting ready for the 100th anniversary of his birth or commemoration i should say. beautiful, look at this, i like that. we've got some nice conditions out there. some clouds giving way to, again, we're going to see
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i ran into jerry bono. he lives in roseland. you know what jerry bono does, operates a snowplow. he wanted -- he was very upset because he needs some snow. i got bad news for you. it is quiet this week and numbers could flirt with 60 by this weekend. time off. 20s circling the city, even 38 in white plains, 26 in sparta, babylon. these numbers compared to yesterday, it's a little warmer. yesterday morning had frost on the windshield, not as much today. we still have some fog into parts of the hudson valley, pockets of fog around the area. it mixes away that dense fog advisory out of here at 8. 54 your day today, again, 8 degrees above normal, not the record but staying warm. sunrise sunset times 4:28 for your hanukkah celebration. eight of the last ten days above normal, well above normal, more this week.
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into the weekend we could see temperatures well above normal. 54 today. overnight tonight, this is the city, 39. we've got cooler temperatures around the area. there's a 1 in 5 chance parts of the island could see a passing shower. that's it. and then tomorrow look at this, 47, but that's it. that is the coolest of the week. we warm up again right around 50 on wednesday, and back to our old tricks to wrap up the week and then we see numbers right around 60 by sunday. so warm weather. sorry jerry. not sorry for this, alex is going to get you there on time. >> the theme song may be come fly with me. the roads are really slow. in the bronx a tractor-trailer blocking two lanes on the cross bronx eastbound. this extends back to the george washington bridge. there is an hour delay at the toll plaza. the holland tunnel is moving the best out of three of them. standstill traffic. we'll let you know when and if that clears for your morning ride.
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lane on the southbound side of the van wyck expressway at atlantic avenue. delays are back to jewel avenue. some subway issues lingering due to a building fire in brooklyn. d trains are still bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. the rest of mass transit checking out nicely, metro north path trains, new jersey transit as well as lirr, remember to be safe, don't text and drive. thank you very much. new jersey's latest state mandate kicks off today. the hunt continues to draw fire from animal activists and critics. they say the hunt is inhumane and unnecessary. the hunters killed 262 bears during last year's hunt. there are now 3500 bears in new jersey north of interstate 80. nearly two dozen syrian refugees are scheduled to arrive in texas this week. the state of texas has sued the
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resettlement agency to block their arrival. on friday the state says it is continuing its lawsuit. new york lawmakers renewing their demands for congress to extend health care coverage for 9/11 first responders. the zadroga act provides medical treatment for responders exposed to toxic substances at ground zero. one first responder sick with cancer worries about covering expenses without it. >> you spend $9000 on a pill to stay alive or do you spend it on helping out your family survive. >> the month of november alone we lost seven more first responders to diseases that can be traced directly to 9/11. >> lawmakers and first responders want the act renewed before congress goes out of session next week. >> actor morgan freeman recovering from a scary incident after his plane went off a runway during an emergency landing. he and his pilot had taken off
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freeman said "sometimes things don't go as planned. a tire blew on takeoff which caused other problems. thanks to my excellent pilot we landed safely without a scratch. the plane went into a field. morgan and a pilot were the only people on board. a teenager's holiday display is getting plenty of attention. >> danielizeenburg created the christmas light show at his house. he uses 100,000 lights that are synchronized to music on his own radio station 98.1fm. he put up the display in honor of his mother who died of a heart attack five years ago. >> she loved the holidays so much. she loved halloween. she loved christmas and especially christmas. so we thought we would roll with the fact that we would expand the display in memory of her. so every year we just progressed on and on and we made more lights and more lights until it got to something like this.
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through january 7th: and you see there they're donating money. it's pretty incredible to see what daniel has done. >> it's now up to 100,000 lights. it's a big hit in the town. it's nice to see and a nice honor for his mom. the time is now 6:48. coming up, remembering pearl harbor, the local ceremony happening today. >> and teddy bears go flying at a hockey game. >> steve overmyer has this morning's sports update. >> tonight the knicks are at the garden hosting the mavs, yesterday the jets got a pivotal overtime win against
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the devils both won. [ music ] take a look at this. >> safe to say this may be our most beautiful sunrise. >> i haven't seen this in a long time. just gorgeous, 43 degrees. it's going to feel nice out there today and look beautiful too. how about this blizzard of bears. they're hitting the ice. it's a holiday season tradition. the first goal scored by a
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stuffed animals are collected and distributed to 50 local charities. the event set a new world record. can you imagine how many bears may have fallen. 28,000 on the ice. >> the cleanup alone. >> not easy to go through. >> holy cow. time for traffic and 6:52. is that incredible johnny. >> at least they were using a shovel not a snow blower. if it were a snow blower what a mess. what a story. i love this picture, too. love the scattering effect. that's what that's called when you have moisture aloft in the form of a cloud, that energy from the sun hits it and it's going to break it out in the different wavelengths of the color we see. love the silhouette of the it's cold, though. you've got readings in the 20s circling the city. this afternoon, though, mix away that fog and gray you see partly to mostly sunny skies in the mid-50s. a little unsettled and cooler tuesday. the week.
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alex. >> it is a busy morning, if you are traveling to the george washington bridge. because of this in the bronx an accident blocking at least two lanes on the northbound side of the major keegan. delays back to the rfk triborough bridge. an accident involving a tractor- trailer. as you make your way eastbound on the cross bronx at least two lanes blocked if you're traveling near jerome avenue. it's causing an hour delay at the toll plaza. better if you take the lower level. that looks stacked as well. lincoln and holland tunnel, the holland tunnel is your best option. alternate side is in effect city wide and remember to be safe, don't text and drive. chris back to you. thank you. jews around the world began celebrating the hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights. the first nightly candle was lit on the world's largest menorah. hanukkah commemorating the rededication of the temple of
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a one-day supply of oil burned miraculously for eight days. an unusual menorah made entirely of lego blocks, kids used hundreds of the toy building bricks to create the candelabra. their teachers thought a team effort would send a powerful message of coming together as a community. let's check in with cbs this morning. >> good morning chris and mary, we'll have reaction from both sides after the president addressed the nation on the evolving terror threat. >> plus rare insight into the san bernardino shooter from a former coworker and college classmate. >> and did security at a college football game go too far. video shows fans getting tackled and punched trying to rush the field. >> only on cbs this morning, alicia keys is here to reveal the grammy nominees in several major categories. all of that and more. the news is back in the morning. >> looking forward to that.
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a fire rips through a house in queens early this morning. it happened in elmhurst. nine people were hurt, one critically. no word yet on the cause of the fire. in a rare oval office address last night, president obama reaffirmed his commitment to fighting isis. he called last week's massacre in california an act of terrorism. top brass at the nypd meet with members of the clergy today. the department's clergy conference takes place at 1 police plaza. police commissioner bill bratton speaks to the group at 12:30 this afternoon. a wreath laying ceremony takes place at the intrepid air and space museum, one of the many events in the area marking this pearl harbor day. today marks the 74th anniversary of the japanese attack that brought the u.s. into the second world war. expect to pay more if you're using any port authority crossings. the last of five approved toll hikes went into effect. e-zpass users will have to dish
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let's get over to alex denis. we have a major accident here, a tractor-trailer blocking two lanes on the cross bronx eastbound at jerome avenue causing heavy delays, about an hour and a half at the george washington bridge. you are stacked at the upper and lower levels. the holland tunnel there's a 15 minute wait. a half hour delay at the lincoln. alternate side is in effect city wide. paula in poughkeepsie has frost on her car windows. there's a little bit of frost out there. cool readers circling the city will slow you down a bit. then get ready, 54 today, clouds and cooler tuesday, but the trend this week calls for warmer temps. >> thanks so much. we'll have another check of news and weather coming up in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching, i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge.
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